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Why Abortion Rights Groups Are Fighting Their Battles At The State Level In 2019

By Monica Busch Abortion rights advocates are upfront about the fact that they believe there are currently very real, tangible threats to Roe v. Wade, especially given the Supreme Court’s conservative majority. With this in mind, some organizations say they are spending more time advocating for state-level abortion laws in order to protect access in as many places as […]

State of the Union comments on abortion reveal the relentless hypocrisy of anti-abortion messaging

By Danielle Campoamor Late Thursday night, the Supreme Court blocked a Louisiana law originally passed in 2014 that advocates warned would’ve made abortion almost impossible in the state. In a 5-4 decision — with Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito Jr., Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh dissenting — the Supreme Court issued a stay on a regulation that would’ve required […]

Planned Parenthood Is More Than Just Abortions

By Stephanie Rodriguez For thousands of women and countless others, Planned Parenthood is one of the biggest names that comes up when they think about women’s health. Planned Parenthood is an organization that contributes to health services in the following ways: providing reproductive and health services, advocating for public policies that support their mission, providing […]

How the Promise of Roe v. Wade Left Women of Color Behind [OP-ED]

By Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Marcela Howell, Jessica González-Rojas Forty-six years ago today, millions of women across the country celebrated as Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion, was made the law of the land. No more hiding in the shadows, no more being ashamed to talk about abortion, we thought. We finally had complete control of our reproductive future and […]

Reproductive Rights at Risk With or Without Roe

By Kalena Thomhave Recent discussions of abortion rights have been understandably chock-full of apocalyptic imagery and language. Some protesters at the U.S. Capitol in the Trump era have dressed as handmaids à la The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s story of an ultra-conservative totalitarian government that compels women to have the children of the wealthy and powerful. […]

Where U . S .  Battles Over Abortion Will Play Out In 2019 

By Julie Rovner With Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, it might appear that the fight over abortion rights has become a standoff. After all, abortion-rights supporters within the Democratic caucus will be in a position to block the kind of curbs that Republicans advanced over the past two years when […]

Trump’s Proposed Rule On Abortion Coverage Could Make Getting Care Way More Complicated 

By Monica Busch Just after the midterm elections, the Trump administration proposed a major change to how insurance companies process abortion coverage payments — one which opponents are criticizing as a “backdoor ban” on the procedure. The comment period for Trump’s proposed abortion coverage rule ends at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, which means there is less […]

MARCH FOR A FEMINISM FOR THE 99 PERCENT

The historic Women’s Marches that followed Donald Trump’s inauguration have become an annual event in Washington, D.C., but also in cities across the country. Huge numbers of people came together the past to years to speak out against the sexism fueled by the Trump administation, but also take up the many fronts in the administration’s […]

4 biggest things to happen to reproductive rights in 2018, and what to look out for in 2019

Kimya Forouzan, Vice President on the board of reproductive justice organization If/When/How, outlines the most pivotal moments in this year’s fight for reproductive rights, and what we should be ready for in 2019. In present day America, most weeks feel like a year. While the fight for equality and justice has always existed in this country, it can […]

Yes, I do want your taxes to pay for abortion

By Moira Donegan Abortion rights did not fare well in the midterm elections. Alabama voters approved a measure that will grant full legal personhood to fertilized eggs, a move that will massively restrict the rights of pregnant and fertile women and ban all abortions in the state after the fall of Roe v Wade. West […]